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Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Asa and Mason Christmas 2011

Happy New Year! So I have a handful of unfinished posts that never quite made it onto the blog.  Since they are outdated, I figured what better time to start fresh then the new year? There is a lot to look forward to in the new year, but the top ten things we are hoping to do this year/looking forward to: 1.  Fixing up the house and redoing some of our living spaces.  I’m excited to document it here with DIY projects and doing things budget friendly. 2.  Celebrating my boys birthdays.  Since they are 2 days apart it will […]

Bridal Showers

Front Table

Bridal Showers…they can be expensive to host on your own…and a lot of work.  They can also be simple and understated.  No one has ever accused me of that though.  Recently I have been finding all kinds of party blogs that are so inspiring but are really humbling.  These ladies are incredible at what they do.  So this year I’m going to try and think outside the box a little more with my parties.  Since I still have all the parties from last year to post, I figure I may as well put them up (knowing that this year I am going to try and take it […]

Who to invite? – How many people should I plan for my party?

Making a guest list is always a dilema for me.  I am a naturally outgoing person and enjoy having people over.  I like to invite anyone and everyone to parties, but believe me, that can be an expensive habit.  So what do you do?  Well, if you have your reason and you have your budget, that should be helpful in making your guest list. Make a preliminary list.  Include any family and friends that you want at the party (also include those that you may not exactly want but may be *gulp obligated to invite i.e.crazy Uncle Ned who could eat […]

Counting the Cost – How to budget for a party?

After you’ve decided on a reason to throw a party, you have to decide on *dun, dun, dun- a budget.  The dreaded ‘B’ word.  While budgets are the ban of some peoples existence, they can be your greatest tool and asset and they are ESSENTIAL to having a great party.  Why are they ESSENTIAL?  Because the last thing you want to do is spend $500 on a birthday party when you can only afford $100 and you’re paying off your daughters 10th birthday party at her 11th.  That’s just dumb. Debt is not your friend.   Look, as much fun […]